Dakar 2014 - Official Event Coverage - thank you all, lurkers and posters!!!

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  1. bigborefan

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    It doesn't look like it's hot anymore?
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    Hey guys, I am here in Salta with some friends. Hoping to find a spot to see the bikes and quads tomorrow as they head to Uyuni. I cannot find any clear information as to when they will be leaving. Does anyone have a source for clear information about the route and departure time.
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    Again, thanks to all you Dakar vets chiming in with your takes. You increase the Dakar experience so much.
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    Bikes leave bivi at 0430 local time. Do you need maps or gps cords to spectator spots?
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    We are sitting here on the plaza trying to decide if there will be somewhere we can see the bikes race or if we should stay and find a good spot to see the trucks tomorrow.
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    Wow, I realize Chaleco fell 5M!! Damn, he's lucky, I'm glad it wasn't worse.

    Salta is one of my favorite cities in Argentina and one of the more geologically spectacular parts of the country no less.

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    But in a few hours that is all going to change. :lol3 :deal
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    I can be at the bivi at 4:00am no problem. Just not sure where to go to get ahead and see the bikes go by. Or a good stop for the trucks if that is not possible. Thanks again for the help.
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    Bikes are gassed up and ready to go.
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    Paulo Gonçalves critica organização do Dakar



    O motard português Paulo Gonçalves, campeão do mundo de todo-o-terreno, criticou este sábado a organização do rali Dakar, do qual desistiu, por sujeitar os pilotos a condições extremas.Vários pilotos tiveram alucinações devido ao calor.
    "Em dia de descanso na mais dura prova de motores, do Mundo, é impossível desviar-se as atenções da fatídica quinta etapa. O calor atingiu limites impensáveis (47ºC) e deixou marcas", começou por dizer Paulo Gonçalves, recordando a morte do belga Eric Palante, que se suspeita ter sido causada pelo calor extremo e desidratação.
    De acordo com o motard português, ao contrário de Palante, outros pilotos pediram ajuda à organização, sendo resgatados de helicóptero, "quase a desfalecer, com as elevadas temperaturas".
    "Mas, depois da tragédia, chegam os mais insólitos relatos. É que vários pilotos tiveram alucinações", contou Gonçalves.
    Segundo o campeão do mundo de todo-o-terreno, alguns, depois de emitirem o alerta, protegeram-se do calor com as roupas e aguardaram, enquanto outros, quando foram alcançados por equipas da organização do Dakar, "falavam e cumprimentavam pessoas do público... imaginárias", revela a agência Lusa.
    "O caso mais estranho foi de um piloto, que a organização não revela o nome, que correu cerca de 500 metros. Quando foi 'resgatado' disse que estava a fugir de extraterrestres, que o vinham a perseguir", relatou.

    Can someone translate that?
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    I am on my phone so I won't do full text. Short summary 47c was placing the riders in danger and extreme risk of heat exhaustion. Some riders were having hallucinations, etc.
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    Yeah, looks like other riders were on the verge of cracking/crashing due to dehydration.
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    Paulo Gonçalves organization criticizes the Dakar



    The Portuguese biker Paulo Goncalves , world champion all -terrain , on Saturday criticized the organization of the Dakar rally, which folded by subjecting pilots to pilots extremas.Vários conditions hallucinated due to heat.
    " In a day of rest in the toughest race of engines in the world, it is impossible to deviate attention from the fateful fifth stage . Heat reached unthinkable limits ( 47 ° C) and left marks " , began by saying Paulo Gonçalves , recalling the death of Belgian Eric Pallas , suspected to have been caused by extreme heat and dehydration .
    According to the Portuguese biker , unlike Pallas , other pilots asked for help to the organization , being rescued by helicopter , " almost fainting , with high temperatures ."
    " But after the tragedy, come the most unusual reports . 's That several drivers had hallucinations ," said Gill .
    According to the World Champion of all -terrain , some after issuing the alert, if protected from the heat with the clothes and waited , while others , when teams were achieved by the organization of the Dakar , " spoke and greeted the people imaginary audience ... "reveals the Lusa agency .
    " The strangest case was a pilot, that the organization does not reveal the name, which ran about 500 meters. When was ' rescued ' said he was running from aliens , that came to pursuing " reported .
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    they said it would be hard, but could they know of 47C? I mean, yes, its the heart of summer in the southern hemisphere, but..
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    We had three hours of 37-42 riding in from Bolivia.
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    It's summer in Catamarca. It's going to be hot.
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